Colchester United play Tottenham Hotspur on July 21st.
The Premier League giants will visit the JobServe Community Stadium for a pre-season friendly, kicking off at 7.45pm, ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
U's Chairman Robbie Cowling revealed the news earlier, but here are the details surrounding attendance at the game.
We will be selling Match Permits in stages, with the priority groups and dates they go on sale as follows:
On Thursday 8th July, they will be available to anyone who has already bought a CUFC Seasonal Match Permit for the 2021/22 Season. Depending upon availability, these fans will be able to buy two tickets to the Spurs pre-season game.
On Friday 9th July, they will also be available to anyone who did not qualify for Priority One but did buy a seasonal CUFC Seasonal Match Permit for the 2020/21 Season. Depending upon availability, these fans will also be able to buy two tickets to the Spurs pre-season game.
On Monday 12th July, they will become available to anyone who did not qualify for Priority One or Priority Two but has at least 1 Match Credit or at least 1 Loyal Supporter token. Depending upon availability, these fans will be able to buy one ticket to the Spurs pre-season game per person.
On Tuesday 13th July, they will be available to anyone who did not qualify for the first three priority groups but has at least £50 loaded on a Privilege Card. Depending upon availability, these fans will also be able to buy one ticket to the Spurs pre-season game per person.
On Wednesday 14th July, they will be available on General Sale.
To purchase tickets in the home areas, click HERE.
All Matchday Permit sales are to be made online apart from those being purchased by disabled fans who will need to call the Ticket Office on 01206 755161 and those buying hospitality packages, who need to call the Commercial Team on 01206 755120.
Tottenham supporters will be able to purchase on ColUTickets.com from 10am on Thursday 8th July. Accessible tickets can only be purchased by calling the Colchester United Ticket Office on 01206 755161, (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 10am-3pm).
Adult - £25.00
Concession - £20.00
U18 - £15.00
U11 - £10.00
Single Match Permit
When buying your permits, you will only choose the section of the stadium where you want to be seated. You will also provide the name of the group you want to be seated with. Your actual seats will be allocated twenty four hours before the game kicks off so that we can maximise capacity due to the group sizes.
If Boris changes his plans and access is denied to this fixture, you will receive a full refund.
Group sizes are really important at the JCS because the bigger the groups the less seats we have to lose to create spaces between them. We have made it easy for fans to create or join a group when they purchase a match-day permit because many of you will want to purchase separately but sit together.
Therefore, it’s vital that you know the exact name of the group you want to create/join when you make your purchase. We do generate group names when one is being created but these are not exactly memorable so we have also allowed them to be edited to allow for more memorable names.
Please agree a group name with those that you are going to sit with and share the name between the group before you all go on to purchase.
Match Permits in General
Many people are confident that Boris will go ahead and lift all restrictions on July 19th and they may well be right, but we don’t know that for sure so we have to use the protocols that we currently have in place to deal with the current restrictions. Therefore the following process will be used.
Those that have purchased a permit for this game will receive an email message that contains a link to a Covid-19 notice and a questionnaire which they must complete. The notice will inform them of the current rules and guidelines for the stadium and the questionnaire will ask them questions that relate to their suitability for attending a game. For example, it will ask if they have had certain symptoms that are known to indicate they may have the coronavirus. They will need to acknowledge the notice and pass the questionnaire to progress to stage two.
An email message with their Print@Home match ticket attached and a document that will provide clear instructions on how to arrive at the stadium, use the stadium and leave the stadium. The scanners we will be using will be able to scan the tickets from a smart phone so there is no need to print the ticket if you can use this method as an alternative.
For the Spurs game, like all other games this season, purchasing a car parking space at the stadium will be available online and subject to availability via your dashboard on colutickets.com. Only those matches for which you have bought a permit to attend will be made available to you.
There will be further news in the near future relating to purchasing tickets for the Gillingham and Ipswich games.